“Healthy Exercise For All Campaign – Physical Fitness Test for the Community” was conducted by random sampling from April 2011 to January 2012. The study was steered by the Advisory Committee for the Physical Fitness Test for the Community set up by the Community Sports Committee under the Sports Commission, and organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).
Based on the “China National Fitness Survey” carried out by the General Administration of Sport, China, the study consisted of a series of standardised physical fitness tests and questionnaire survey, which secured over 8 000 valid samples.
Target participants were categorised into five age groups, namely, infants aged three to six; children aged seven to 12; adolescents aged 13 to 19; adults aged 20 to 59 and the elderly aged 60 to 69.
The areas generally covered in physical fitness test are listed below.
|Physical measurements||Height, weight, chest circumference, waist circumference, hip circumference, skinfold thickness and body fat percentage|
|Cardio-respiratory function||Heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory functionalities and vital capacity|
|Fitness performance||Cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, reaction time, and balance|